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Remembering the Ruxton

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The Ruxton seemed destined for greatness in 1929, but the company that made the car fell apart. In August, the Pebble Beach concours is expected to display at least 15 of the cars.

Keeping Secrets in Hollywood

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Whisper and Secret, apps that let you dish dirt while staying anonymous, are rather tame in a city of insiders.

Prized but Perilous Catch

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A number of divers die each year in the pursuit of abalone, coveted for its shell and meat, while the California Department of Fish and Wildlife does its best to protect the species from illegal activity.

The Jenny Lewis Experience

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The indie darling and former child star is back after six years of anguished silence — and she wants to blow your mind.

A Chinese Caesar Salad With Umami

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Mission Chinese Food’s interpretation on a classic owes more to Japan than Caesar.

A Proposal for Nonpartisan Primaries

July 25, 2014 - 9:00pm
Readers are skeptical that Senator Charles E. Schumer’s “top two” primary proposal would bring the benefits he predicts.

Comic-Con 2014: Focusing on Halo, an Anticomics Crusader and 'The Maze Runner'

July 25, 2014 - 7:15pm
Fans at the Comic-Con International convention discussed the Halo video game, Dr. Frederic Wertham and the coming movie “The Maze Runner.”

California: Man, 80, Says He Killed Burglar Who Said She Was Pregnant

July 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Tom Greer said he had been attacked by the woman and an accomplice before he shot her twice in the back as she ran, and the Long Beach police were deciding whether to arrest him.

Left Coast Rising

July 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
There are lessons for the rest of us in the good news from California.

Could Jenny Lewis Have Been a Hip-Hop Star If Her Mom Hadn't Said 'Yo' So Much?

July 24, 2014 - 4:00am
The YouTube gallery on Jenny Lewis is deep. But the clip I found myself drawn to was one in which her mother appears.

Connecting the Tech World to Everyday Life

July 24, 2014 - 3:59am
Molly Wood says that to friends and family, she is part tech support, part therapist and part fortuneteller. This is the life of a personal tech columnist for whom the tech is, simply, normal life.

What You Get for... $1,750,000

July 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
This week's homes include a mansion in St. Louis, a stone farmhouse in Pennsylvania and a cabin in California.

California: Ex-Official Sentenced in Pay Scheme

July 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
A former Bell City Council member was sentenced in a scheme that defrauded the small Los Angeles suburb of millions of dollars.

Swindlers Target Kin of Migrants

July 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
The F.B.I. is investigating how con artists received detailed information about migrant children being housed at military bases to lure relatives into paying hefty sums to reunite their families.

Polishing the Imperfection

July 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
A modernist house was rough around the edges, but the price and provenance were right.

Where's Waldo? Try Napa

July 23, 2014 - 8:00am
This month, visitors to Napa, Calif., can play a real-life game of hide and seek with the candy-stripe-sweatered, knit-capped cartoon character.